I've got a production website running apache on linux. You will find a variety of rules setup which I'd rather not wreck havoc on.

I have to restart apache and so i made the decision to perform a configtest first to check on that everything was ok.

My real question is, will apache restart with all this error?

>$ service httpd configtest
Syntax error on line 129 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf:
SSLCertificateFile: file '/etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt' does not exist or is empty

I did not alter the ssl.conf, I'm not sure who did, I'm not sure how you can repair it. Apache is running fine now. Can One securely restart apache and expect it in the future up? If there have been more errors than that one would they reveal - or does configtest stop following the first error?

I believe that Apache dangles on any error, specifically syntax errors.